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Library asks voters for tax increase By Chris Mayhew

Campbell County voters will decide Nov. 6 whether to support an increase in their library tax bill to pay for construction of new southern branch. The library’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved a rate increase in July from 7.4 cents to 9.4 cents per $100 of assessed property value for the 2012 tax year. The rate increase is 27 per-

cent, and will cost the owner of a $100,000 home $20 more on their library tax bill. The library owns land at 1045 Parkside Drive, south of Alexandria, and is proposing to build a 28,000-squarefoot, two-story building for $5 million. Voters will see this question on the ballot: “Are you for or against the Campbell County Public Library establishing an ad valorem tax rate of 9.4 cents per $100 of assessed value for real property in

Campbell County, Kentucky for the purpose of constructing and operating a new library facility in southern Campbell County?” Library director JC Morgan said voters need to know the library board is considering several options if the ballot measure fails, including closing a branch or reducing services at all three branches in order to build the South Branch. Holding off on building the South Branch is another proposals. People need to

understand the impact of those choices and help the board make those choices, he said. “It’s better to be open now about it than to be forced to make decisions the public wasn’t aware of later,” Morgan said. Fort Thomas resident Michele Turner is rallying support for a “yes vote” on the library ballot question through the group she created, “Vote For Libraries.” Turner said the tax increase is worth the investment, and said

her family’s library tax bill will increase to about $150. Through borrowing books, music, and other library materials, her family gets about $2,500 annually in value, Turner said. “We see this as an issue of fairness,” she said. “It’s their turn. People in the northern half of the county have had these excellent library services for a long time.” Cold Spring resident Larry See LIBRARY, Page A2

Cold Spring has eight for six council seats By Chris Mayhew

COLD SPRING — Voters will select people to occupy the six seats on Cold Spring City Council Election Day, Nov. 6, with all six incumbents and two challenger candidates on the ballot. Council terms are two years. Cold Spring-native Lisa Cavanaugh said her grandfather was one of the first trustees of the city and her uncle served on city council and as a state senator. A Girl Scout troop leader for 15 years, Cavanaugh said she hopes to bring a new perspective and energy to city council and encourage more resident involvement. She has spent 15 years volunteering with the city including eight years on the Parks and Recreation board. “A vote fore me is a voice for you,” she said. “I will be available to any resident call, email or Facebook me, and I will meet with you, listen to your issues and concerns and will guarantee your voice will be heard at city council,” she said. Lou Gerding, on council for more than 22 years, said he is a Vietnam veteran, and has a bachelor of science in management, economics and business administration. Gerding is retired after working the past 25 years as a manager and project manager at Cincinnati Bell. “My leadership and dedication to the citizens over the past 23 years responding to the citizens concerns, striving for fiscal responsibility, promoting public safety and city services, managing revenue and resources effectively have proven I will work for the residents of our city,” Gerding said. David Guidugli, seeking a ninth term, said he tries to come up with common sense solutions when evaluating situations. Guidugli, retired after spending 38 years with the Kroger Co., said his goal is to provide a good service to people for the taxes they are pay-







A new full service AAA/Bob Sumerel Tire & Service Location is set to open at 63 Carothers Road in Newport in November. PROVIDED

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ing and also react to different things that come up. “I’m open to suggestions from them and compliments and complaints,” he said. “I’ve heard them both, and they’re both good to get.” Challenger candidate Brenda Rodgers Helton has 12 years of previous council experience. Helton said she chose not to seek re-election in 2010, and now people are asking her to run for election again. Helton said she is a full-time caregiver for her daughter. Rob Moore, seeking a sixth term, said he wants to keep serving residents. Moore said he owns two businesses in the city, including Moore’s Garage, which he has operated for 30 years. “My goals are to keep our financial responsibilities intact, keep the budget under control and minimize our spending,” Moore said. Kathy Noel, seeking a fifth term, was also the assistant city See COUNCIL, Page A2

Tom Wiedemann, president of AAA Allied Group and Craig Sumerel, president of Bob Sumerel Tire & Service, pose for a picture.

NEWPORT — AAA and Bob Sumerel Tire & Service are bringing their experience and expertise to the resident of Northern Campbell County by opening a new location in Newport. The AAA/Bob Sumerel location, the first AAA location in the city, is set to open in mid-October, with an official grand opening scheduled for sometime in November. Public Affairs Manager Cheryl Parker said the AAA Allied Group acquired Bob Sumerel Tire & Service in 2009 in an effort to begin offering car care, travel and insurance services all under one roof, making it more convenient for customers. Bob Sumerel Tire & Service President Craig Sumerel, who grew up in Fort Thomas, said AAA currently has “one stop shop” businesses in Alexandria, Cincinnati and Fort Wright. “(This area) there was a void in our footprint,” Sumerel said. “We couldn’t pass up this opportunity when it presented itself.” The business is currently un-



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der construction at 63 Carothers Road, in a central location to all of northern Campbell County, which is a growing market, said Tom Wiedemann, president of AAA Allied Group. Wiedemann, who grew up in Cold Spring, said expanding into Newport was a logical choice in terms of their goals to expand their offerings to customers. “AAA has been a trusted name for more than 100 years, and now we’re trying to bring that same trust to car care,” Wiedemann said. In Newport and the business’s other full-service locations, customers can have their car fixed, make travel plans and get insur-

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ance, all in one place, said Parker. Sumerel said while most people only think of tires when they think of Bob Sumerel, the business can do everything that any car dealership does. “Our hope is to provide a better range of services for consumers,” Sumerel said. While the services are open to anyone, AAA members can receive additional incentives including discounts on products and services. For more information about AAA and Bob Sumerel Tire & Service locations and offerings, visit

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clerk from 1993 to 1998. She has served on the personnel, safety, property and grounds committee and as the tree board liaison for council. Noel has been a resident of the city since 1980. Noel said her goals are to keep the city tax rate low while keeping city services excellent and keeping the city safe. Stuart Oehrle, seeking a sixth term, said he thinks it is important to continue

the growth of the city in a controlled and logical manner . Council has maintained the same tax rate, and in some years lowered it all while continuing to provide excellent city services including street repairs and replacements throughout the city at not additional charge to residents, he said. “I work as a research chemist for a scientific testing equipment company. In addition, I teach chemistry, part-time, at Northern Kentucky University. Both of these jobs

provide me a unique experience I feel can benefit the city,” he said. Adam Craig Sandfoss, seeking a second term, said Cold Spring is one of the best cities in the area and was listed as the 12th best city in the area by Cincy Magazine. Sandfoss is a registered nurse at St.

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Robinson, a member of the Campbell County chapter of the Tea Party, said he and others are fighting for a no vote because the South Branch is not needed. In a county of 90,000 people, by the library’s own projections 14,000 people will live within five miles of the new branch, Robinson said. The proposed location is closer to Pendleton County border than it is to the middle school in Alexandria, he said. Another issue is the “grandiose design” the library has proposed with a barrel roof on top of it instead of using a standard type of building, Robinson said. There are vacant buildings in Alexandria people have pointed out to the library board available to be renovated into a library for less than the $5 million estimate, he said. The library board’s decision to talk about closing a branch or making cuts as options to continue to build a South Branch if the ballot measure fails was wrong, he said. It goes against the wording of the ballot issue that the library wrote, he said. “If people vote that down, and they still build that library, I think that’s as arrogant as you can get,” Robinson said.



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The “About Us” section of the Campbell County Public Library’s website includes plans and a fact sheet about the proposed South Branch. The “vote yes” group “Vote For Libraries” is on Facebook under “Vote For Libraries Campbell County.” For information about Vote For Libraries call Michele Turner at 859-360-0401. To connect with the “vote no” on the library ballot measure visit the Campbell County chapter of the Northern Kentucky Tea Party’s website at



By Stephanie Salmons

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra will kick off its 21st season by taking patrons aboard the Black Pearl at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Oct. 13 at Florence Baptist Church at Mt. Zion. The 2003 Disney blockbuster “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,” will get an orchestral presentation as the KSO plays the entire Klaus Badelt and Hans Zimmer film score as the film is projected on the big screen. Last year, the orchestra was “kind of constructing and digging and rebuilding” programs, music director James Cassidy said. “This year, we’re bringing some things in that exist but haven’t been to the Cincinnati (area) yet.” Cassidy said the Pirates of the Caribbean was something “that was kind of universal” and the KSO hadn’t done anything Disney before. While the program has been performed elsewhere in the country, this will be the first time in the Kentucky and Cincinnati area. According to an announcement, the live-toprojection presentation proves how the action and music are inseparable and how the score enhances the cinematography. “It really does make you understand (that) without the orchestra there, these films really wouldn’t work,” said Cas-

sidy. “It’s a real integral part of the experience to watch a movie.” The importance really becomes apparent when the end credits roll. “You realize those guys have been playing all night long – without it, it just falls flat,” he said. According to Cassidy, patrons can again expect a variety of performances this season. When Cassidy first organized the KSO, the mission was to make symphonic music attractive, accessible and affordable for people. The KSO aimed “to be something different that was a little more relevant, friendly and maybe a little more fun,” Cassidy said. “People told us we would never make it.” It was built to be an outlet where people could hear a symphony without as many rules or barriers, something perceived as a little more friendly in terms of presentation and programming, he said. Discussing the plans for the upcoming season, Cassidy said it’s a different way to package, promote and present classical music in a way that’s “a little more interesting.” “Every time you leave a KSO concert, you’ll know more about the music and what’s going on than you did walking in the door. You can’t always say that at a regular concert.” For more information or tickets call the KSO at 859-431-6216 or visit

Tax bills delayed for special election By Chris Mayhew

NEWPORT — People will find their property tax bills in the mailbox two weeks later than usual, and schools, fire departments and cities will have to wait longer for tax receipts to start arriving. Interim Campbell County Sheriff David Fickenscher said his office was notified by the state auditor’s office that tax bills will not go out on schedule because of accounting needs created by a new sheriff taking over Nov. 7 after Election Day Nov. 6. The state auditor’s office didn’t give the sheriff’s office a choice other than delaying the tax bills for accounting purposes, Fickenscher said. Tax bills are typically mailed out Nov. 1, and the state has worked out a plan to start sending out tax bills in Campbell County Nov. 15, he said. “Normally you wouldn’t have a change of office seven days into your tax season,” Fickenscher said. Fickenscher was appointed as interim sheriff July 31 to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of former sheriff, John Dunn, midway through his term in office. The ballot on Election Day will feature three candidates, and the winner will take office immediately Nov. 7. Fickenscher is not a candidate for the unexpired term.

The candidates are Democrat Dave Otto of Fort Thomas, Republican Jeff Kidwell of Cold Spring and Libertarian John G. Crum of Highland Heights. Fickenscher said the state auditor will be closing out the accounts of the sheriff’s office under his guidance in the same way the auditor’s office did earlier this year when Dunn took office. The tax accounts are “clean” and mostly empty now because tax collection has not begun, Fickenscher said. Delaying the tax collection until a new sheriff takes office makes auditing the office easier than having an ongoing tax collection, he said. Fickenscher said he mailed a letter informing every taxing district of the requirement to delay the

tax bills by two weeks so they can plan accordingly. Most tax bills are paid by escrow companies, so many of the larger disbursements back to taxing districts probably will not be affected much, he said. People will have until Dec. 14 instead of the normal schedule of the end of November to pay their tax bills at a 2 percent discount, Fickenscher said. The deadline for “face value” payments will be moved ahead to Jan. 14, 2013, and the deadline for the 5 percent penalty payments will be moved ahead to Feb. 14, 2013, he said. The 15 percent late penalty payment deadline will remain the same and be April 16, 2013, Fickenscher said. There have been other delays in sending out and collecting tax bills in the

past, said Robert Horine, county administrator for Campbell County Fiscal Court. “As far as the county is concerned we do not anticipate this is going to be a problem,” Horine said. “This is one of the reasons we keep reserves so we can weather something like this.”

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October’s time for free breast exams By Libby Cunningham

FORT MITCHELL — A large white and blue vehicle sat outside of Beechwood High School for three hours on Sept. 26, championing women’s health. It’s the St. Elizabeth Healthcare digital mammography van, something

that will likely become a common sight in Northern Kentucky this October and in early November as it travels to 19 sites across the Tristate in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For qualifying women mammograms are free. “People are encouraged to schedule an appointment

in advance,” said Guy Karrick, public relations manager for St. Elizabeth Healthcare. “If you use insurance you can still get an exam.” Free exams for qualifying women are available thanks to a grant from Susan B. Komen For the Cure. Women ages 40-64 should have an annual

breast exam to check for any abnormalities, said Lisa Heck, a registered nurse and quality assurance manager for the Northern Kentucky Health Department. “If they have a strong family history of breast cancer, like sister or mother (had it), they need (to be) screened 10 years sooner than the age their family member was diagnosed,” Heck said. Therefore, if a mother got diagnosed at 45, a daughter should start getting screened at 35, Heck explained. According to numbers from 2008, which Heck says are the most recent, about 118 to 121 women per 100,000 women in Kentucky are diagnosed with breast cancer. These numbers are part of why Nicholas Herrick, health coordinator at Beechwood Independent Schools, arranged to have St. Elizabeth’s mobile screening station come to

Spotted on Sept. 26 outside of Beechwood High School in Fort Mitchell the St. Elizabeth Healthcare digital mammography van was providing breast cancer screenings. The vehicle is making stops throughout Northern Kentucky in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. LIBBY CUNNINGHAM/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

SCREENING SITES Oct. 2: Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Crestview Hills Oct. 4: Blessed Sacrament Church in Fort Mitchell Oct. 13: Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Burlington Oct. 26: Kroger stores in Newport, Walton and Hebron Oct. 27: Silverlake recreation center in Erlanger and Burlington Pharmacy Health Care in Burlington Nov. 2: Boone County Public Library Nov. 3: Remke Markets in Taylor Mill Call 859-655-7400 to make an appointment.

the school. “I know a couple of breast cancer survivors (and) one that passed away,” Herrick said, adding that a screening station came to Beechwood for the first time a year ago. “Even

if people don’t go there to get it (an exam) just having it there and making people aware of it is nice.”

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BRIEFLY Woodlawn commission to run unopposed

Members of the Woodlawn City Commission will run unopposed in this November’s election. No challengers signed up to run against the commission’s current members, which includes Carol Eggemeier, Verna Pulsfort, Sharon Chandler and Robert Miller.

St. Thomas to hold year-long raffle

St. Thomas is holding its

annual year-long raffle, which runs from November 4, 2012 until November 3, 2013. Each Sunday, three winners including one $100, one $50 and one $25 will be chosen. On Sunday, Dec.16 there is only one winner of $500. After a winner is selected, their ticket is placed back into the pot for a chance to win again. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the parish office at 26 East Villa Place, Fort Thomas from1-5 p.m. on Mondays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Scout project creates outdoor classroom By Chris Mayhew

CALIFORNIA — The outdoor classroom concept at Sts. Peter & Paul School in California received a lift from Eagle Scout Andrew Callahan. Callahan,18, a senior at Bishop Brossart High School, built a raised garden, a “sensory table” filled with rocks and a picnic table for his Eagle Scout project. “We’re trying to create an outdoor classroom atmosphere,” said Lorrie Rawe, a pre-kindergarten teacher at Sts. Peter & Paul. A shelter built in 2010 by Callahan’s older brother Johnathan for an Eagle Scout project already helped establish an outdoor classroom and helped the children, Rawe said. Andrew’s contribution takes the concept a step further. The sensory table and raised garden bed were made to help students get into the science of how things grow, she said. The outdoor activities allow preschool and kindergarten students to examine different types of rocks in the sensory bin, grow plants and learn about soil, Rawe said. “They’re learning, creating and exploring in a different way than they would in the classroom,” she said. Rawe said she started out using the raised garden bed to talk about soil, seeds, and what seeds need to grow. Students planted

Andew Callahan, 18, of California, third from left, stands with members of a pre-kindergarten class at Sts. Peter & Paul School in California Monday, Sept. 24. The pre-kindergarteners are from left: Will Wyrick, Josh Hull, Merideth Schultz, Maddie Broering, Emma Callahan, Lilah Rowe, Samantha Broering, Preston Lauer, Alli Dunn and Casey Rust. THANKS TO LORRIE RAWE

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the radish, yellow squash, cucumber, spinach and leafy green lettuce seeds. “They’re super excited to see how they’ve grown,” she said. “They water their own things.” Callahan, a resident of Califor-

nia, was also in the Governor’s Scholar program this summer as well and made time to complete the project, Rawe said. Callahan said he spent 160 hours working on the project before he turned 18. An Eagle Scout

candidate has to finish their project prior to turning 18. Other people donated their time to bring the total volunteer hours worked up to 277, he said. Chiseling joints to fit just right and cutting a piece of wood three times for a perfect fit made for a lot of detail work, Callahan said. Callahan said he has been around or in scouting since he was in kindergarten and watched and “hung around” his older brother in the Cub Scouts. “Being in scouting, it’s a big deal and there are a lot of awards and it’s

something to be proud of,” he said. Callahan said knowing his older brother did an Eagle Scout project for Sts. Peter & Paul influenced his decision about what project to pick. The deciding factor to offer his Eagle Scout project to Sts. Peter & Paul was his memories of time spent at the school, Callahan said. “It’s all close to the heart at home, so I asked if they had any projects there that they needed done and they gave me that one,” he said.

SCHOOL NOTES School nurse tackles child obesity

ALEXANDRIA — Campbell Ridge Elementary School Nurse Linda Hardy has been selected to represent Kentucky and the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association at a national “Tackling Child Obesity” training seminar. Hardy was one of two Kentucky school nurses chosen by the association. The training seminar will be in October in Atlanta and is designed to equip Hardy and the other nurses with strategies to coach and inspire students and parents to make healthy nutrition and exercise choices, according to a news release from Campbell County Schools. The training will cover how to increase knowledge of science-based solutions at home or in school, how to deliver powerful counseling messages and presentations and specialized communication techniques.

Grants enhance school programs

ALEXANDRIA — The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, a nonprofit community organization, has awarded more than $4,500 to five schools in the Campbell County School District. The schools received the money after applying for the foundation’s Learning Link grants, according to a news release from the district. Here are the awards by school: » Campbell Ridge Elementary in Alexandria received $1,000 for the service learning project “Child Slavery in Haiti.” » Crossroads Elementary School in Cold Spring received $1,000 for a “Reading the Electronic Way” program. » Reiley Elementary School in Alexandria received $1,000 a “Using iPod Touches to Enhance Learning” project.

» Cline Elementary School in Cold Spring received $997 for a “Learning in Motion” project. » Campbell County Middle School in Alexandria received $640 for a “21st Century Social Skills Instruction" program.

Emerald Gala celebrates 10 years

ALEXANDRIA — Bishop Brossart High School’s annual Emerald Gala will be Friday, Nov. 16 at the St. Philip Parish Center in Melbourne. It’s the 10th anniversary of the gala for the Catholic high school in Alexandria. This year’s gala title is “Celebrate Good Times” and will feature music by the group “Fast Forward” and a drawing for a $5,000 grand prize. For information call Tracey MacDonald at 859-635-0129.

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Band of Pride a grand champion

ALEXANDRIA — The Campbell County High School Band of Pride was the grand champion of the Mason County Marching Band Invitational Sept. 22. The Band of Pride was named the top group out of 12 bands at the competition. It was the first time the band has been named top group best of the bands at a Kentucky Music Educators Association competition since 2002, according to a news release from Campbell County Schools. The Band of Pride’s color guard was also named the best of the competition in the preliminary rounds of the competition, and the band “swept the field” in the finals, according to the news release. The band has one two “Reserve Grand Championship” awards and one “Grand Championship” award in the past four years, making it the most successful four years in the history of the program, according to the news release.

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Dawn rises to state tourney level By Adam Turer

ALEXANDRIA — In just her second season playing varsity golf for Bishop Brossart, Jenna Dawn advanced to the state tournament. Her success this season was fueled by her work in the offseason. “She’s been working hard the last couple of years to get to this point,” said Mustangs head coach Suzette Glaab. “It’s great that she’s able to do it as a senior. We’re very excited.” Dawn played on the 7-Up Junior Golf Tour this summer. That experience showed her how well she could play against top competition. After winning two tourna-

ments playing in the Tour’s beginner division, Dawn moved up to the advanced “Annika” division and won her first tournament at that level. “Playing the 7-Up Tour this summer gave her more confidence,” said Glaab. “It helped her see that she could compete at that level.” After realizing that she could play with Northern Kentucky’s top golfers on the 7-Up Tour, Dawn began to think about what she could accomplish in her final varsity season. She helped lead the Mustangs to the All “A” Classic state tournament as a team. Because she just started playing varsity golf as a junior, Dawn re-

“She’s been working hard the last couple of years to get to this point. It’s great that she’s able to do it as a senior. We’re very excited.” SUZETTE GLAAB

Mustangs head coach

mains humbled by her success. “I didn’t really expect to get this far,” said Dawn. “I just wanted to do the best I could in my senior year.” The goal now is for Dawn to

make the cut and play into the second day of the state tournament. She scored a 92 on the par-72 Canewood Golf Course in Georgetown at the regional tournament to qualify for a trip to state. She is looking forward to competing against the best the state has to offer at Bowling Green Country Club, which began Oct. 1. “I get to play against the best of the best,” said Dawn. “I want to try really hard to make it to the second day.” She has shown the potential to play at a level that would allow her to advance to Tuesday’s second round. “She has scored low enough

this year that she could make the cut,” said Glaab. “She’ll have a good chance if she continues to hit her driver well.” While Dawn was the only Mustang to advance to state, her teammates played an integral part in her success. Dawn gives credit to her close-knit teammates for helping her prepare as if each day was a tournament. “All the girls on our team are really good. They are all amazing golfers,” said Dawn. “We really push each other to get better. We’re more like a family than a team.” Dawn and Glaab traveled to Bowling Green Sunday night, with plans to get in a practice round on Monday morning.


This Week’s MVP

» Campbell County quarterback Tyler Durham for his big game in the win over 6-0 Simon Kenton.

Boys soccer

Bishop Brossart defender Rachel Hartig, left, and Dixie Heights' Lauren Nemeroff battle for the ball in the girls soccer game Sept. 12. JIM OWENS/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Mustang girls kick into gear By James Weber

Girls soccer

» Campbell County beat Pendleton County 7-0 Sept. 25. Taylor Robinson had three goals and Lauren Macke two. » NewCath beat Russell 4-1 Sept. 29 to improve to 11-4-1.


» Bellevue beat Calvary 3-0 Sept. 26 to improve to 15-9. Makenzie Phelps had eight kills. » Campbell County beat Scott in five sets, 25-21, 22-25, 25-13, 2225, 19-17 Sept. 25.

TMC Notes


has been the name of the game for the Bishop Brossart girls soccer team. The Mustangs have allowed only eight goals in their first 16 games, and have won 12 of them so far this year. “We have five really good defenders...,” said head coach Brad Gough. “We have two excellent goalkeepers and I know I can roll either one of them out there and they’ll get the job done.” Sarah Futscher and Courtney Ledonne have split time in net this year. The defense is led by Samantha Cetrulo, Maria Greis, Rachel Hartig, Michaela Smith and Mallory Rolf. “They’ve been very seasoned and they work well with each other,” Gough said. “They communicate very well with the midfielders.” The Mustangs have received balancing scoring, with Rachel Hartig leading the charge with five goals. Eight other players have four goals Amanda Graus, Amanda Hasl, Morgan Verst, Lauren Cookendorfer, Allison Greely, Kaitlyn Schultz, Abby Stadtmiller and Madison Linebach. “Our offense is predicated on possession,” Gough said. “The way we move the ball, a lot of people can make runs and we can attack the weak

» Brossart beat Campbell County 1-0 in the rivalry match Sept. 25. Jordan Frommeyer had the goal and David Paulin the shutout in goal. Frommeyer and Eli Nienaber had two goals against Pendleton County as Brossart improved to 16-1. » Highlands beat Covington Catholic Sept. 27, 1-0. Emerson Holladay got the goal and Nick Breslin the shutout. » NewCath beat Russell 9-0 Sept. 29. Matt Tolle had three goals.

Brossart keeper Sarah Futscher makes a save in the girls soccer game between Bishop Brossart and Dixie Heights High School Sept. 12. JIM OWENS/FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER part of the defense, take what it gives us.” Brossart is the first seed in the 37th District tournament, and will play Calvary Christian in a semifinal match the week of Oct. 8. The teams are district mates in the reconfigured state alignment, which mirrors basketball and baseball. Brossart has the best record in the region, which no longer has fellow county rivals Highlands and Newport Central Catholic but still has local rival Campbell County. The Alexandria foes played to a penalty-kick shootout Sept. 17, with Brossart prevailing. Another team missing from the 10th is Notre Dame, the 2011 state champion.

“In the past, we came up against a mental block with Notre Dame, even in years where we may have had the talent to play with them,” Gough said. “They were thinking about playing Notre Dame in a game or two. We don’t know as much about the teams in our region now. It will be good competition, but they’ll be more confident and more able to play their game and see what happens.” Gough said another key for the postseason is to remain patient on offense, particularly if a game is tied in the second half. Brossart plays Ryle, Simon Kenton and Notre Dame the final week of the regular season.

» The Thomas More College women’s soccer team opened Presidents’ Athletic Conference play with a 6-1, win over Thiel College Sept. 30. With the win, the Saints improve to 9-1 overall and 1-0 in the PAC. Thomas More took a 1-0 lead at the 12:48 mark when junior midfielder Emily Sanker (Bishop Brossart) scored unassisted. The Saints increased the lead to 2-0 when senior forward Lauren Wietmarschen scored off a cross from senior midfielder Chrissy Sonderman (Holy Cross) at the 31:59 mark. Thomas More extended the lead to 3-0 at halftime when freshman forward Olivia Huber (Newport Central Catholic) scored off an assist from sophomore midfielder Sam Work at 34:05. In the second half, Thomas More increased the lead to 4-1 at 49:37 when senior defender Abby Gindling scored off a cross from sophomore midfielder Emilee Buchanan. Thiel cut the lead to 4-1 on a Nichole Carlton at 63:15. The Saints increased the lead to 5-1 at 76:23 when Wietmarschen scored off an assist from freshman midfielder Amanda Hagedorn. Thomas More closed out the scoring at 87:17 when Gindling scored off a cross from Work for the final score of 6-1. » Senior defensive back Zach Autenrieb tied the NCAA Division III career interception record, but the Thomas More College football

team lost 50-48 to Geneva College in four overtimes Sept. 29. With the loss, the Saints fall to 1-3 overall and 1-2 in the PAC. Thomas More led, 7-0, after one quarter, Geneva led 12-7 at halftime and the game was tied 15-15 after three quarters and 29-29 after regulation. Autenrieb had two interceptions in the game, one in the second quarter and one that he returned four a touchdown in the fourth quarter to improve his career march to 29. That tied him with Ralph Gebhardt, who had 29 from 1973-75 at Rochester University. » The Thomas More College volleyball team moved into solo first place in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference as it defeated both Saint Vincent College and Bethany College, 3-0 Sept. 29. With the sweep the Saints improve to 14-4 overall and 7-0 in the PAC. In the first match of the day, the Saints defeated Saint Vincent by the scores of 25-18, 25-12 and 26-24. Freshman middle hitter Jessica Knaley (St. Henry) led the team in kills with 11, while junior middle hitter Tyler Deaton added nine. Sophomore defensive specialist Kelsey Castiglioni had five service aces and senior setter Tori Verville (Holy Cross) led the team in assists with 29.

NKU Notes

» NKU’s remarkable first-year run in Division I continued Sept. 29 with a 25-14, 25-18, 25-22 victory over Kennesaw State. The Norse held the Owls to a .097 hitting percentage and improved to 16-2 overall, 4-1 in the Atlantic Sun Conference. Kelly Morrissey hit .571 with 12 kills for NKU, which attacked at a .263 clip for the match. Morrissey also added six digs. Haley Lippert finished with nine kills and hit .316 for NKU, which used a set-ending 7-0 run to take the opening stanza, 25-14. After taking the second set by a25-18 score, the Norse rallied from a 20-19 deficit in the final frame with a 6-2 spurt to wrap up the sweep, 25-22. NKU setter Jenna Schreiver collected 30 assists, four kills and two service aces. Jenna Ruble notched six kills and added four blocks for the Norse, who have won at least 20 matchesevery season since 1993. Kylee Tarantino, who finished with 21 digs the night before during a sweep at Mercer, added 10 digs on Saturday. NKU travels to Johnson City, Tenn., on Friday to meet East Tennessee State in an Atlantic Sun Conference battle. The Norse conclude the road trip Saturday by meeting South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg, S.C. » NKU women’s soccer won at Stetson in A-Sun play, 1-0. Kathryn Hale scored for the Norse.

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Camels hand SK 1st loss of season

Lloyd's Ben Traylor (3) tackles Brossart junior Quinn O'Bryan (17). Lloyd beat Bishop Brossart 28-0 Sept. 28 in Erlanger. JAMES WEBER/COMMUNITY RECORDER

Here is a look at football action for Sept. 27:


Bellevue (3-3) was off last week and starts 1A district play at Beechwood 7 p.m. Oct. 5.

Bishop Brossart

Brossart fell 28-0 at Lloyd to drop to 1-5, 0-2 in 2A district play. Brossart had 133 yards offense to 452 for Lloyd. Brossart continues district play at Newport 7 p.m. Friday.

Campbell County

The Camels edged Simon Kenton 29-28, handing SK its first loss of the year. Campbell is 1-0 in district play in 6A and 3-3 overall. Tyler Durham scored a touchdown on fourth down

late in the fourth quarter then scored on a two-point try to give the Camels the one-point margin of victory. Durham rushed for 223 yards and three touchdowns, and threw for 128 yards. Jake Zabonick had two catches for 67 yards and Avery Wood three for 47. Alex Howard had a fumble recovery for a touchdown. Mitch Kramer had an interception. Campbell plays at Dixie Heights 7 p.m. Friday to continue 6A district play.


Dayton was off last week and plays at Ludlow Oct. 5 to start 1A district play.


The Bluebirds beat Harrison County 69-10 to go 6-0 and 2-0 in 4A district play.

Brossart junior quarterback Casey Pelgen looks for an opening in the Sept. 28 game against Lloyd. JAMES WEBER/COMMUNITY RECORDER

Donovan McCoy threw for 345 yards and five touchdowns on 16-of-20 completions. Drew Houliston was 10-of-14 in the air for 159 yards and three scores. Jenson Feggins had four catches for 128 yards and two touchdowns. Brandon Hergott had three catches for 76 yards and two scores. Other touchdowns

grabs were by Luke Brockett, Jac Collinsworth, Nick True and Justin Weyer. Colin Seidl and Josh Watson had rushing TDs. Highlands hosts Pendleton County to continue 4A district play 7 p.m. Friday.


Newport lost 42-13 to Holy Cross to drop to 2-5, 0-1 in 2A district play.

Newport hosts Brossart in 2A district play 7 p.m. Friday.



NewCath lost 12-7 to Holmes to drop to 2-4. Josh Cain threw for 178 yards and a touchdown to Mac Franzen. Dylan Hayes rushed for 69 yards. Jack Sutkamp had an interception.

SIDELINES Baseball tryouts


Select baseball tryouts for the 2013 SWOL 12U team Northern Kentucky Sharks is being scheduled in October. For information, contact Ken Shumate at or 859-512-8541 or call Randy Suttles at 513-312-8550.

Winstel hoops clinic

Softball tryouts Shooting Stars 14U girls fast pitch softball traveling team tryouts are going on now. For more information, call coach Mark at 859-485-6230

Eight instructional basketball clinics for girls in grades five through eight led by former Northern Kentucky University women’s basketball coach Nancy Winstel and her staff will be at Town & Country sports and Health Club in Wilder. Each session will deal with the fundamentals of the game as well as advanced skills needed to play the game. Each session will be taught in a teaching/drill format using the part/whole/part and the

whole/part/whole method. » Grades five and six will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 1-24. » Grades seven and eight will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 2-25. Participants should wear basketball clothes: shorts, t-shirt, basketball shoes, and bring a water bottle. Cost is $150 for all eight sessions or $25 per session. To register, visit For more information contact Bobby at 859-653-9261.


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Editor: Michelle Shaw,, 578-1053


Library board is deceiving voters With a 27 percent tax increase facing Campbell County voters this November here are a few facts the unelected board would rather you Charlie didn't know. Coleman 1. According COMMUNITY PRESS to the 2010-11 GUEST COLUMNIST Annual report, library patron visits are down 5 percent, 6.5 percent at the southern most Cold Spring branch. 2. When the unelected board purchased land for the South branch they failed to tell the taxpayers a 27 percent tax increase would go along with it. 3. Just one year ago the unelected board purchased additional land for $260,000. Paid for by the taxpayers. 4. In addition to Real Estate taxes the library collects taxes

from three other sources: Motor Vehicles, tangible property, and inventories in transit. 5. Professional Fundraising Concepts was hired to raise funds in a Capital Campaign. PFC is being paid $95,000 plus $35,000 in expenses for only a nine-month contract with no guarantee of funds to be raised. 6. The library has the taxpayers in debt for $2.6 million now. The new branch will cost $5 million plus over $1 million a year to operate. 7. According to the 2010-11 Audit the library tax revenues exceeded expectations by 6.4 percent. 8. Employees have received a 14.7 percent pay increase over the last four years. Who in the private sector has received 14.7 percent?

9. The six meetings to gauge public input were a farce. An architect had already been hired and prepared the plans, an interior design person hired and a sign posted as to when the new branch would open. 10. The largest circulation item is movies, including NC-17. 11. The ballot wording does not mention a 27 percent increase. Following is the biggest deception. The unelected board and director repeatedly rejected closing a northern branch to save money and furnish the new south branch. Opponents were told this would anger those patrons. Additionally, the unelected board has spent $221,327.48 in 2011 and 2012 to remodel the Newport and Fort Thomas branches. Now, in an attempt to intimidate those voters, the director has threatened to look


On Sept. 9, Girl Scout Troop 281 participated in the Trash for Cash program. With 13 volunteers, we cleaned up litter along the roadside for 10 miles. We were surprised by the amount of cigarettes, beer, pop and water bottles and cups and food wrappers everywhere! Although we were rewarded for our efforts, we believe that picking up others’ trash gave us a new perspective on how it can affect not only the environment, but the way a community is viewed. While we are proud of our work, we’d like to ask our neighbors to take pride in our community and keep it clean! Girl Scout Troop 281

I shot a deer

Yes, I shot a deer. Actually, it was several deer that I shot; I was so excited about accidentally stumbling across their path. I don’t even know if it is deer season right now; I’m thinking that it isn’t. There were several little ones with white spots on their bodies; I think those are called “fawn.” I even saw one with a small set of antlers on his head! Wow! It was like there was a whole family of deer, just enjoying their morning dose of grass on the shoulder of Racetrack Road at about a quarter to eight this morning. All I was doing was driving my husband’s F-150 pick-up truck with my brother-in-law beside me, heading towards our farm at the southern end of Campbell County - just humdrum everyday type of activity - nothing unusual. As I was approaching another

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curve in the road (Racetrack sure has a lot of curves!), I gasped excitedly when I was given a surprise for my 55-plus-year-old set of eyes. Deer! Lots of them! There they were: a group of them alongside the road to my left, a larger one crossing the road, and still another fixing to cross the road. Wow! Lucky for me, I had my digital camera within easy reach. I put the truck into “park” (yes, I checked my rear view mirror and no one was coming from behind me on that road), and proceeded to reach down to the floor of the cab to grab my camera. When I rolled down the driver’s side window (so that I could get a clear shot), the unnatural sound scared some of the lean animals into the woods deeper - mostly the little ones with the little spots on their sides. Oh, how I wished I could have captured them with my camera! The pictures I captured of the other deer did not come out that good; they were lacking the exciting views I’d seen just seconds prior with my bare eyes. Whenever I see deer, it makes me think that God is giving me a gift - a visual gift. This gift is given to me sporadically every so often and without warning. It just is there. Thanks, God! You made my day here in southern Campbell County! Patricia Lentz Alexandria

Vote ‘For’ the library tax

I’m writing to encourage each Campbell County voter on Nov. 6 to vote “FOR” for the public library tax. Voting for the tax, 9.4 cents per $100 value of property, will generate the funds needed to build and operate a fourth library branch in the southern portion of the county. In addition to all the materials and information our libraries provide, our revenues also provide access to library buildings, programs, services and staffing. Yes, these are challenging economic times, yet there is no better time to invest in the present and future of Campbell County. A vibrant, accessible public library for all Campbell County citizens is one way to insure that our county remains a desirable and competitive place to live, work and invest in. I can’t imagine Campbell County without its excellent public library system. A two cent increase, only $20 more annually on a $100,000 home, brings that excellent service to the people of southern Campbell County.



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into closing a branch. What CEO in the private sector could spend $221,327.48 in two years then close a location? Only a government job would allow this waste of taxpayer money. What kind of leadership would remodel two branches, close one, then spend $5 million to build another only five miles from Pendleton County? The unelected board attempts to place a guilt trip on the north end of the county. Those taxpayers need to remind the unelected board they pay their fair share by paying county school taxes when they have their own school districts. Not to mention tax support for county roads, county road repairs, snow removal, and tax support for county police. The present Cold Spring branch is only 5.1 miles from the

center of Alexandria. In these tough economic times, tax increases from the county, school districts, and cities, increased utility, food and gas prices, do we need a 27 percent tax increase to build a library five miles from Pendleton County? To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, to say the library spends like a drunken sailor would be an insult to the sailor. Charlie Coleman is a resident of Alexandria, and was one of the original three people to file a class action lawsuit in Campbell Circuit Court against the Campbell County Public Library in January 2012. The suit question’s the validity of the library’s authority to raise the tax rate without placing it on the ballot as an issue and seeks to roll back the library’s tax rate to 1978 levels.

Database needs bilingual residents While our region has a significant number of Fortune 500 companies that do business internationally, we have one of the lowest percentages of foreign-born residents and residents who speak a foreign language. When Chiquita Brands cited the lack of a bilingual workforce able to work easily with Chiquita’s substantial operations in Latin America, we realized we needed to get busy and take advantage of the resources that are already here. The Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati USA recently announced The Cincy Bilingual Advantage, a new economic impact project designed to help companies and civic organizations compete in the global marketplace by using a web-based system to access bilingual resources. The intent

is for local companies and organizations to be able to access bilingual local talent to support business, academAlfonso ic or humaniCornejo tarian efforts. COMMUNITY Our goal is RECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST to have 1,500 bilingual residents in the database in the first year of the project. All bilingual residents throughout the region with knowledge of any foreign language are being asked to enter their information into the website at www.cincybilin The Hispanic Chamber partnered with the IT department of Cincinnati State Technical and Community College to create a website with a

searchable database to provide resources and contact information to Cincinnati companies, educational institutions and not-for-profit organizations, allowing their needs to be met by local talent. In order to make the search process simple, the information is being stored in four groups or categories 1) high school students 2) college students, 3) professionals and 4) residents. During the coming months, we are encouraging all bilingual members of the community to enter their data into this free platform. The new website www.cincybilingualtalent. com will be fully operational for those seeking bilingual resources by Feb. 1, 2013. Alfonso Cornejo is president of the Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati USA.

Flu vaccine is worth the needle stick So far this year, only the state of New York reports a high incidence of influenza, or the flu. So, just what does $25 and a needle stick (vaccine) buy me? If you are at least 65 years old the vaccine cuts your risk of death in half over the flu season. The same study also found flu vaccine lowered the risk of hospitalization for stroke and heart disease – cut by 20 percent – and reduced hospitalizations for pneumonia and influenza (30 percent). If you are over the age of six months, your flu shot helps protect all your fellow humans from the flu and its complications. This benefit is called “herd immunity.” Getting back to what is in it for you as an individual, a healthy vaccinated adult under 65 years old has fewer feverish illnesses (20 percent), fewer days of lost work, fewer health provider visits and less antibiotic use. For children over six months as well as adults, the vaccine reduces likelihood influenza illness by 50 to 70 percent. Children between ages 2 and 4 had fewer trips to the emergency room. And their vaccine status is associated with fewer ER trips for their older siblings. Somewhat less protection

(40 to 50 percent) is reported for the chronically ill, who may still benefit in reduction of Dr. Carl hospital Gandola admissions for heart COMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST disease, COLUMNIST pneumonia and stroke. A high-dose vaccine is available for the elderly. Data on whether it is better than the regular vaccine is expected soon. Pregnant women are vulnerable to more severe illness when they catch the flu. Many studies have shown the safety of the vaccine in pregnant women. The Center for Disease Control recommends all pregnant women get the vaccine. Of health workers in 2010, 63 percent got vaccinated. They may have done themselves and their patients a favor. Studies of New Mexico long-term care facilities have shown a 42 percent reduction in health worker sick leave, and reductions in patient flu outbreaks and death. We start shedding viruses a day or two before we develop symptoms. So even doing the right thing and staying at home when sick may not protect your patients

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as much as your getting vaccinated. Does the vaccine “give me the flu?” It may seem to, since the vaccine is given in the season for viral illnesses. But less than 1 percent of people with injectable vaccine get flu-like symptoms (fever, aches) after the vaccine. After getting the vaccine protection takes a week or two to develop and even then is not 100 percent protection (generally 50 to 70 percent). It is a misconception that the vaccine causes the flu. Some also fear GuillaineBarré, a temporary neurologic weakness made infamous with the 1976 swine flu vaccine. A review published this year has found this rare syndrome may happen in two per million doses, with no increased frequency in people under 50 years old. Last year pharmacists and nurse practitioners at a large pharmacy chain vaccinated about 5.5 million people. The majority of people still get vaccinated at a doctor’s office. In a recent year 43 percent of Americans were vaccinated. Medicare and many private insurance plans cover the vaccine. Dr. Carl Gandola is with St. Elizabeth Physicians’ internal medicine office in Covington.

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Kevin Neltner kneels next to a 54-pound pumpkin near the front entrance to the family farm where pumpkins will remain 35 cents a pound and horse-drawn wagon rides to the fields are available during the farm's annual fall festival in October. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER



By Chris Mayhew


s the leaves fall off the trees, Campbell County farmers and cities offer festivals, beckoning people to go outside for a pumpkin, caramel apple or a Halloween scare.


Newport is inviting people out for a stroll along Monmouth Street during the second annual Harvest Fest from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. Street entertainers, pumpkin carving opportunity, restaurant specials, live music at select businesses and booths lining the street will be part of the festivities. Cookie Jar Bakery will be selling caramel apples outside the shop, and the owner of Newport Pizza carves letters into pumpkins to spell out the name of the business for people to see from the street, said Bev Holiday, community liaison coor-

dinator for Newport. “We’ll have corn stalks on the street and mums,” Holiday said. Newport Independent Schools will add a child zone featuring a maze of hay bales and face painting, and artist section to this year’s event, she said.

Camp Springs

» The sixth annual Neltner’s Farm Fall Festival will be throughout October seven days a week with live music and horse-drawn wagon rides to the pumpkin patch on the weekends. For the first time the festival will feature homemade ice cream, said Kevin Neltner. Using an old-fashioned ice cream maker purchased from an Amish community, ice cream will be made five gallons at a time, Neltner said. There will be demonstrations of wool-spinning, pottery-spinning and wood-spinning to make wood bowls throughout the festival, he said. Bands performing at the festival include: Steve Bonafel

and the One Iota (Oct. 7, Oct. 13), The Rubber Knife Gang (Oct. 20), The Tillers (Oct. 21) and Shiny and the Spoon (Oct. 28). “We’re doing more Bluegrass music and more live music this year,” Neltner said. For complete information about the Neltner Fall Festival visit the website » The sixth annual Camp Springs Herbst Tour, of which Neltner’s is one of only 21 stops on a self-guided driving tour, is Oct. 21. Camp Springs was settled by German immigrants, and Herbst is the German word for fall. This year’s festival features guided tours of some of the traditional stone houses built by the immigrants in the 19th Century still in use, working farms, historic churches, horse riding stables and wineries. For more information visit the website


The annual Haunted Walk around the lake at Alexandria Community Park is designed as a spooky treat. This year’s event will be from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. Concessions, games, a live disc jockey and free candy from booths staffed by local business representatives will all be part of the event. Children are invited to wear their own costumes to the park. The haunted lake trail will be open from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Students from Campbell County High School and Bishop Brossart High School create the main attraction of lake trail sights featuring ghouls, zombies, vampires and more. “The students from each high school go out of their way to make it a fun event,” said Rebecca Reese, Haunted Walk committee vice-chairperson for the city’s park committee. “This year we have selected a zombie theme and added luminaries to light the entire lake trail, which promises to make the walk even more thrilling for the walkers.”

OTHER FALL FESTIVALS » Sunrock Farm, 103 Gibson Lane, Wilder, offers pumpkin patch tours through Oct. 31. Pumpkin patch tours are $8 for one hour or $10 for two hours per person. Group fall hayrides are also arranged by appointment. For information call the farm at (859) 781-5502 or visit the website » McGlasson Farms, 5832 River Road, Hebron, has its annual festival with live music, pumpkin patch, corn maze and hot apple cider throughout October. The music lineup is: Chip & Keith (Oct. 6), River Cats (Oct. 13), and Jake Speed & the Freddies (Oct. 20). For information visit the website . » Taylor Mill Days for city residents at Daniels Petting Farm and Pumpkin Patch, 1850 Walton Nicholson Pike, Walton will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 and Sunday, Oct.14. The $5 admission includes hayrides to the pumpkin patch, an opportunity to feed the animals, cornhole and horseshoes. For information about Daniels Farms visit the farm’s website at » Kinman Farms Fall Fest, 4175 Burlington Pike, Burlington, continues each Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 31. A corn maze, pony rides, hayrides, bonfires, pumpkin patch, visit with barn animals are some of the activities. For information visit the website » The City of Union will close Old Union Road to throughtraffic for the third annual “Fall For All” festival from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. The festival includes a 5K Soldier Run, car show, beer garden and food, live music and costume contests. For information visit the city’s website at » The Sandyland Acres Haunted Hayride in Petersburg is active through Nov. 3 and started in late September. For information visit the website at . » The USS Nightmare huanted steamboat, located near Newport on the Levee on the Ohio River, is underway. For information visit the website » Redmans’ Farm Boofest Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 28, 12457 Decoursey Pike, Morning View. Admission $5. Pumpkins priced per size. For more information, call 859-356-2837 or visit » Independence Fraternal Order of Police Fall Festival Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19 and 20 from 7-11 p.m., Independence Senior and Community Center and Memorial Park, 2001 Jack Woods Parkway, Independence. $4 admission to “Trail of Fear.” Children’s trail for ages 5 and under, $1. Free movie and facepainting. Pumpkins available for purchase and pumpkin painting. Food and drink available for purchase.


Fort Thomas resident a ‘true gentleman’ By Amanda Joering

FORT THOMAS — For the almost 12 years she’s lived on Pentland Place in Fort Thomas, Ellen Lonneman has had the pleasure of knowing Don Kropp. Kropp, who has lived on the street since 1978, is what Lonneman calls a “true gentleman.” “Everybody up and down the street knows him because he goes out of his way to say hello with a friendly wave and smile,” Lonneman said. Through the years, Lonneman said Kropp has always offered to help people in the neighborhood and in his church with anything he can, from using his mechani-

cal engineering background to help tutor a college math student to what neighbors refer to as his “morning paper route,” where he gets up every morning and takes a neighbor’s paper from her driveway to her front porch since she can’t get around on her own anymore. A couple weeks ago, Kropp celebrated his 90th birthday, surrounded by family members, friends and neighbors. In honor of the occasion, the Lonneman family made his a card listing “90 things we love about Mr. Kropp.” “Any conversation we have with him, we walk away feeling better,” Lonneman said. The connection between

Kropp and the Lonneman began years ago, when he would help with the family’s old dog, Paddy. Now, the Lonnemans share their new dog, Pockets, with Kropp, who watches the dog during the day when they’re gone and makes lots of trips to the local dog park. Since his wife Lela passed away a couple years ago, Kropp said keeping in touch with his friends and neighbors and spending time with Pockets helps him stay young. Kropp said he is honored that Lonneman would say such nice things about him. “I could say even more about her, she does so much for everyone,” Kropp said.

Fort Thomas resident Don Kropp takes Pockets, a dog he shares with his neighbors the Lonnemans, for walk in front of her Pentland Place house. AMANDA JOERING/COMMUNITY RECORDER


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD FRIDAY, OCT. 5 Benefits Nauti Nite, 7:30 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee, Food, specialty cocktails, desserts, wine, exotic animal encounters, dive shows and silent auction. Benefits WAVE Foundation at Newport Aquarium. $70. Presented by WAVE Foundation at Newport Aquarium. 859-815-1404; Newport.

Dance Classes Belly Dance A-Z with Maali Shaker, 8:30-9:30 p.m., Locomotion on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Beginner dancers follow Maali’s class progression to develop beautiful and fluid exotic belly dance moves. Intermediate and advanced dancers shown layering, spins, turns and arm techniques to improve their dance. $12. 859-261-5770; maalishaker. Newport.

Holiday - Halloween USS Nightmare, 7 p.m.-1 a.m., BB Riverboats Newport Landing, 101 Riverboat Row, Haunted tour built on real steamboat. Experience 30-minute tour with over 40 areas and two levels of fright. $16. Presented by USS Nightmare. Through Nov. 3. 859-740-2293; Newport. Pumpkin Patch Tour, 4-6 p.m., Sunrock Farm, 103 Gibson Lane, Hands-on animal fun: milk a goat, hold chicks, brush a horse, feed the sheep and pet many different farm animals. Hayride to pumpkin patch to purchase pumpkins. Free apple cider and cookies on weekends at farm store. Family friendly. $10 twohour tour, $8 one-hour tour. Registration required. 859-7815502; Wilder.

Nauti Nite will be 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at Newport Aquarium. For more information, visit FILE PHOTO


Music - Concerts Bayside, 7 p.m. With Let It Happen., The Thompson House, 24 E. Third St., Pop-punk band from Queens which formed in the winter of 2000. $13.50. 859-261-7469; Newport.

On Stage - Comedy An Autumn Affair will be 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Boone Links Golf Course Clubhouse in Florence. Admission is $30 if registered by Saturday, Oct. 5. Afterward it is $35. THANKS

Brian Posehn, 8 p.m., 10:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, $15-$17. Reservations required. 859-9572000; Newport.

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The Producers, 8 p.m., Stained Glass Theatre, 802 York St., Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan. Music and lyrics by Mel Brooks. $20. Presented by Footlighters Inc.. Through Oct. 6. 859-652-3849; Newport.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10 Attractions

SATURDAY, OCT. 6 Dining Events Winery Dinner, 6-9 p.m., StoneBrook Winery, 6570 Vineyard Lane, Buffet dinner and music. $25. Reservations required. 859-635-0111; Camp Springs.

Holiday - Halloween USS Nightmare, 7 p.m.-1 a.m., BB Riverboats Newport Landing, $16. 859-740-2293; Newport. Pumpkin Patch Tour, 10 a.m.noon 1-3 p.m., 4-6 p.m., Sunrock Farm, $10 two-hour tour, $8 one-hour tour. Registration required. 859-781-5502; Wilder.

Music - Rock Ben Walz Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., JerZee’s Pub and Grub, 708 Monmouth St., Free. 859-4913500; Newport. Fat Wreck Chords Tour: Lagwagon, 7:30 p.m. With Dead to Me, the Flatliners and Useless ID., The Thompson House, 24 E. Third St., $18. 859-261-7469; Newport.

On Stage - Comedy Brian Posehn, 7:30 p.m., 10 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $15-$17. Reservations required. 859-957-2000; Newport.

On Stage - Theater The Producers, 8 p.m., Stained Glass Theatre, $20. 859-6523849; Newport.

Tours Newport Gangster Tour, 4:30-

Farm Haven, located in Union, will host The A-Maze-ing Corn Adventure 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 6-28. Admission is $8 for adults and children 3 and up; $7 seniors. For more information, visit Pictured is Kelsey Bain, 6, of Florence. FILE PHOTO 6:30 p.m., Gangsters Dueling Piano Bar, 18 E. Fifth St., Twohour tour begins with two gangster guides leading highenergy presentation inside old casino followed by walking tour of historic sites. $20. 859-4918000. Newport.

SUNDAY, OCT. 7 Holiday - Halloween USS Nightmare, 7-11 p.m., BB Riverboats Newport Landing, $16. 859-740-2293; Newport. Pumpkin Patch Tour, 1-3 p.m., 4-5 p.m., Sunrock Farm, $10 two-hour tour, $8 one-hour tour. Registration required. 859-781-5502; Wilder.

On Stage - Comedy Brian Posehn, 7:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $15-$17. Reservations required. 859-9572000; Newport.

Youth Sports Volleyball Clinic, noon-2 p.m. 13s age group., 2 p.m.-4 p.m. 14s age group., 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. 9-12 age group., Campbell County Middle School, 8000 Alexandria Pike, Preseason clinic to prepare for tryouts. Opportunity to work and learn from coaches of Northern Kentucky Junior Volleyball. Lead by Director Jen Woolf. $30. Registration recommended. Presented by

Northern Kentucky Junior Volleyball. 859-620-6520; Alexandria.

MONDAY, OCT. 8 Holiday - Halloween Pumpkin Patch Tour, 10 a.m.noon, 4-6 p.m., Sunrock Farm, $10 two-hour tour, $8 one-hour tour. Registration required. 859-781-5502; Wilder.

Literary - Libraries Lego Lessons, 6 p.m., Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-781-6166. Cold Spring.

Recreation Golf Clinic, 7-8 p.m., World of Golf, 7400 Woodspoint Drive, One-hour clinic with golf professional to help improve golf game. Open to any residents of the city of Florence. Free with purchase of $9 bucket of balls. Registration required. 859-3718255; Florence.

Tuesday, Oct. 9 Auditions School House Rock Live!, 7-10 p.m., Stained Glass Theatre, 802 York St., Please prepare 16 bars from a Broadway musical that best represents your voice and range. Auditioners must have a

performance resume to audition. An accompanist will be provided and no tapes/CDs will be permitted. Auditioners will be doing cold readings from the script. Please bring comfortable clothing/footwear and be prepared to learn a short dance combination. Free. Presented by Footlighters Inc.. Through Oct. 10. 513-335-4098; Newport.

Exercise Classes Cardio Dance Party!, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Locomotion on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, $10 drop-in. Presented by Cardio Dance Party. 513-617-9498; Newport.

Homeschool Days, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee, Enhance your child’s knowledge of marine life and conservation. Includes various activities. $11 special admission. Registration required. Through Oct. 12. 859-815-1471; Newport.


Sidebar, 322 Greenup St., Country/rock music. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-431-3456. Covington.

Thursday, Oct. 11 Civic Campbell County Tea Party Meeting, 7-9 p.m., Campbell County Fiscal Court, 1098 Monmouth St., Second and fourth Thursday of every month. Meet and discuss limited government, free markets and fiscal responsibility. Free. Presented by Northern Kentucky Tea Party. 859-9921192; Newport.

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School House Rock Live!, 7-10 p.m., Stained Glass Theatre, Free. 513-335-4098; Newport.

Cardio Dance Party!, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Locomotion on the Levee, $10 drop-in. 513-617-9498; Newport.

Business Meetings

Holiday - Halloween

Campbell County Rotary Meeting, noon-1 p.m., Highland Country Club, 931 Alexandria Pike, Weekly meetings include presentations for local organizations and discussions on how to provide service to those in Campbell County and beyond. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Campbell County Rotary Club. 859-635-5088. Fort Thomas.

USS Nightmare, 7-11 p.m., BB Riverboats Newport Landing, $16. 859-740-2293; Newport. Pumpkin Patch Tour, 4-6 p.m., Sunrock Farm, $10 two-hour tour, $8 one-hour tour. Registration required. 859-781-5502; Wilder.

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Pumpkin Patch Tour, 10 a.m.noon, 4-6 p.m., Sunrock Farm, $10 two-hour tour, $8 one-hour tour. Registration required. 859-781-5502; Wilder.

Hoxworth Blood Drive, 4:30-6 p.m., Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St., Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-572-5035; Newport.

Literary - Book Clubs

Holiday - Halloween

Let’s Talk About It Series, 6:30 p.m. Topic: "Unaccustomed Earth" by Jhumpa Lahiri., Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, In partnership with faculty of Northern Kentucky University’s World Languages and Literatures. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-781-6166. Cold Spring.

USS Nightmare, 7-11 p.m., BB Riverboats Newport Landing, $16. 859-740-2293; Newport. Pumpkin Patch Tour, 4-6 p.m., Sunrock Farm, $10 two-hour tour, $8 one-hour tour. Registration required. 859-781-5502; Wilder.

Holiday - Halloween

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Music - Rock Birdbrain Crash, 10 p.m.-1 a.m.,

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke, 9 p.m., Olde Fort Thomas Pub, 1041 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Free. 859-441-1927. Fort Thomas.

Music - Hip-Hop Mafioso, 9 p.m. With Downtown and 1,000 and YNO. Doors open 8 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Hip-hop and rap group. $8. 859-491-2444; Covington.

Music - World Alpen Echos, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Hofbrauhaus, 200 E. Third St., 859-491-7200; Newport.

On Stage - Comedy Aries Spears, 8 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Comedian and actor. $20. 859-957-2000; Newport.



Pick a peck of peppers to pickle Nell Wilson’s famous hot pickled peppers I make this with a mixture of mostly hot peppers. I usually don’t add 2 cups sugar; if I use any at all, I’ll start out with half a cup, taste the brine and go from there. You’ll get enough brine for 5-6 pints or about 3 quarts peppers. Peppers: 2 pounds or so, prepared as directed below

Brine: Bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer for 5 minutes. 6 cups clear or cider vinegar, 5 percent acidity 2 cups water

Optional ingredients: Sugar to taste: up to 2 cups Salt: up to 2 tablespoons, if you want 1 garlic clove for each jar 1 bay leaf for each jar 1 grape leaf for each jar (this supposed to make them extra crunchy)

Bring brine to a boil.

Let simmer 5 minutes or so. Prepare peppers: Use rubber gloves. Leave peppers whole with a slit down the center if you like, or slice. Place peppers in hot jars, packing tightly. Pour simmering brine over, covering peppers. Add optional ingredients. Wipe rims with clean wet cloth. Put lids and seals on. Professionally, I’ll tell you to process pints 10 minutes or quarts 15 minutes in a boiling water bath after sealing. That is the recommended safe method for canning. (Check out my blog for directions.) I don’t process mine, but I sterilize the jars and lids, and keep them in boiling water until they’re filled. I have never had a problem, but again, the recommended way to preserve these is in a boiling water bath. Jars will seal on their own – you’ll hear little “pings” as the seal completes. Any that don’t seal, just put in refrigerator. Chill in refrigerator before serving.

MARRIAGE LICENSES Sheila Haas, 29, of Kansas City and Scott Redding, 30, of Covington, issued Sept. 10. Carrie Thompson, 26, and Jack Turner, 30, both of Dayton, issued Sept. 11. Emily Allen, 22, of Fort Thomas and Joshua Berry, 25, of Edgewood, issued Sept. 11. Stephanie Orleck, 23, of Cincinnati and mark Merlia Jr., 29, of Newport, issued Sept. 12. Amanda Hunt, 21, of Edgewood and David Fassler, 23, of Fort Thomas, issued Sept. 12. Casey Wilson, 23, of Sandusky and Kasey Todd, 25, of Cincinnati, issued Sept. 12. Erin Tischner, 31, of Cincinnati and James Buchina, 31, of Louisville, issued Sept. 12. Rebecca Walz, 31, of Covington and Kenneth Buddle II, 32, of Fort Thomas, issued Sept. 12. Kristin Butsch, 26, and Andrew Gallo, 29, both of Cincinnati, issued Sept. 13. Margarete Allen, 27, and James Lipscomb, 29, both of Fort Thomas, issued Sept. 12. Stephanie Roderick, 23, and Jonathan Milleck, 24, both of Fort Thomas, issued Sept. 13. Mary Black, 40, of Troy and David Sanders, 46, of Dayton, issued Sept. 13. Nakeishia Crawford, 25, of Cleveland and Bajan Simic, 25, of Bosnia, issued Sept. 14. Jessica Foy, 30, of Covington and Matthew Zink, 29, of Fort Thomas, issued Sept. 14. Amanda Lay, 25, of Santa Rosa and Brian Pfetzer, 28, of

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Rita, a Madeira reader, shared her recipe a while back and I’ve gotten a few requests again. It’s on my blog.

covered, at room temperature. Rita shares her recipe for Nell Wilson’s famous hot pickled peppers. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD Tip from Rita’s kitchen • The membrane that the seeds are attached to is the hottest part of the pepper. • The lids are a twoparter: a flat seal and a ring. The rings are reusable, but the seals are not. • See Rita make these: video for pickling peppers on • Peppers are good for your eyes and heart, among other things.

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One of these days I’m going to write a cookbook including “Hall of Fame” recipes from my column. When I think of all the recipes shared across our community of readers and the interest generated by them, I know that food shared with family and friends is not only nurturing but makes memories Rita and tradiHeikenfeld tions. That’s why every RITA’S KITCHEN year I get requests for Nell Wilson’s pickled peppers. Nell, a Mason reader, is the mother of our garden guru, Ron Wilson, and her pickled peppers are the best. I’ve adapted the recipe over the years, but the original premise comes from Nell. Peppers are in season so by making your own, you are saving lots of money plus you know exactly what’s in them.


Andy and Alice Stratton of Mayfield Announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna Katherine Stratton, to James Kevin Osborne, Son of David A. and Pamela Osborne of Florence. Miss Stratton is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles O. Davis of Mayfield, and the late Charles and Joyce Stratton. She is a graduate of O’Neill High School in Highland Falls, N.Y. and earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Transylvania University and a master’s degree from Georgetown College. She earned her Rank 1 in school counseling from the University of Louisville. She is an alumna of Delta Delta Delta sorority. Mr. Osborne is the grandson of the late Floyd Shields, Jr. and Julia Burks, and the late Wilmer J. and Viola Osborne. He is a graduate of Boone County High School in Florence and earned a bachelor’s degree in music education from Eastern Kentucky University and a master’s degree in music education for the University of Kentucky. Both are employed by the Shelby County School System. Wedding vows will be exchanged at 7 p.m. Oct. 13, at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville.



Ryegrass is a good garden cover crop Question: What can I plant in my garden now that would improve the soil for next year? Answer: Those plants are called “cover crops.” Also known as “green manure crops,” cover crops help rejuvenate the soil, adding organic matter and nutrients


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Community Recorder With flu cases being reported much sooner than in years past, the Northern Kentucky Health Department is urging residents to start getting their flu vaccination now as well. Through Sept. 25, six cases of flu were reported in the region, a mark that was not reached until late October in 2011. The health department will offer a limited number of doses of flu vaccine by appointment at its four county health centers: Campbell County Health Center, 1098 Monmouth St., Newport; 859431-1704 Through the federal Vaccines for Children program, the Health Department will administer free flu vaccine to children under age 18 without insurance or Medicaid or whose insurance does not cover the vaccine. Additionally, adults without insurance, Medicare or Medicaid and who can’t otherwise afford the vaccine, are encouraged to seek it from the Health Department. Those who are able to pay a $20 fee for the vaccine will be asked to do so; those who are unable to pay will not be turned away. For more visit www.nky

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James A. Field, 36, 1078 Davjo Drive, failure to appear, giving officer false name or address at 1078 Davjo Drive, Sept. 1. Shannon P. Smith, 35, 7419 Tollgate Road, DUI - aggravated circumstances, first offense at 7419 Tollgate Road, Sept. 5. Larry P. Hiller, 43, 53 Madison St., warrant at 53 Madison St., Sept. 4. Annette M. Smith, 46, 9 Lake Park Drive, DUI - aggravated circumstances, first offense, first degree wanton endangerment at Ky. 10 and U.S. 27, Sept. 4. Robert T. Belarde, 21, 12 Holmesdale Court, third degree burglary at 909 Camel Crossing, Sept. 5. Michael D. Boling, 35, 1155 Connector Road, warrant at Ridgewood Drive, Sept. 5. Matthew E. Shanks, 42, 918 Fairlane Drive, alcohol intoxication in a public place -first and second offense at 13050 Alexandria Pike, Sept. 3.

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Incidents/investigations Theft by unlawful taking Report of wallet taken from purse in shopping cart while shopping inside store at 6711 Alexandria Pike, Sept. 20. Theft of identity of another without consent Reported at at 800 Brentwood Lane, Sept. 17. Campbell County

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Incidents/investigations Domestic related Reported at at Four Mile Road, Sept. 4. First degree burglary Report of firearms and motor bike taken from residence at 13040 Wolf Road Alexandria,

NEWPORT COMMISSIONERS ORDINANCE NO. O-2012-020 AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE CITY OF NEWPORT, KENTUCKY AMENDING SECTION 37.073(C) OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES CONCERNING THE AMOUNT OF THE ANNUAL OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE FEE. That Section 37.073(C) of the Code of Ordinances has been changed as follows: § 37.073 ANNUAL OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE FEE. (C) (1) Any business entity performing general contracting or sub-contracting services may obtain a temporary occupational license for $25 under the following conditions: (a) The dollar value of the work performed is less than $1,000 $2,500; (b) The contractor did not have any occupational license in the City during the last fiscal year; (c) The duration of time needed to complete the work is 3 days or less; (d) The contractor’s business location is not in the City; and (e) Any license issued under these conditions will only be valid for 3 days. If the work performed lasts longer than 3 days or if the contractor receives additional work in the City during the same fiscal year, he or she will pay the prorated amount of the annual fee minus the initial $25 fee. There were no changes to § 37.073 (2). The following was added and numbered as § 37.073 (3). (3) On work valued at more than $50,000, any person engaging in the business of contractor or builder under this section, who currently holds a valid City occupational license, shall pay a tentative license fee based upon the total amount of contracts for work within the City held by him or her minus the dollar amount of the work contracted to other sub-contractors and shall furnish detailed information to the City’s Chief Financial Officer as to the exact amount. On or before April 15 for any year, the licensee shall furnish information to the Chief Financial Officer as to the exact amount of the Newport gross business receipts for the preceding year. The final license fee for the preceding year shall be based on this amount. If the final license fee is less than the tentative license fee, the excess amount shall be refunded to the licensee, but if it is more than the tentative fee, the licensee shall pay the excess amount on or before the appropriate due date. Following the new § 37.073 (3), the subsequent paragraphs were renumbered accordingly with no material changes. The above referenced ordinance was adopted 9/24/12, signed by Jerry Peluso, Mayor, and attested to by the City Clerk who hereby certifies that the summary is true and correct and the full text is available for review at 998 Monmouth Street. - Amy Able, City Clerk The undersigned, an attorney licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth certified the of Kentucky, has preparation of this summary as an accurate depiction of the contents of the Ordinance. - Daniel R. Braun, City Attorney $&)(%%(!'*"#')%(

Aug. 29. First degree criminal mischief Report of farm fence damaged by vehicle that left scene of accident at 6922 Four Mile Road, Sept. 2. First degree possession of a criminal instrument Report of counterfeit $20 passed at restaurant at 6707 Alexandria Pike unit N, Sept. 5. Fourth degree assault Report of juvenile male punched by another male previously warned not to be on property at 13404 Kramer Drive, Aug. 31. Report of juvenile male pushed to ground by another juvenile male at Ash Street and East Second Street, Sept. 3. Report of man assaulting another man at residence at 2588 California Crossroads, Sept. 3. Fourth degree assault domestic violence Reported at at Jordan Drive, Sept. 3. Fraudulent use of credit card under $500 Report of wallet taken from vehicle and bank card used at five different times at 922 Marl Rich Lane south, Sept. 6. Juvenile complaint Report of out of control juvenile at 10608 Christa Court apartment 12, Sept. 5. Neighbor dispute Reported at at 16 Founders Court, Aug. 30. Possession of controlled substance - heroin Homeowner Reported finding two women using heroin inside

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the house at 442 Gilbert Ridge Road, Sept. 2. Roadway obstruction assistant county attorney and officer required removal of bales of hay from roadway to comply with judge's order at 9538 Barrs Branch Road, Aug. 30. Second degree burglary Report of video games taken from apartment at 1150 Davjo Drive unit 1, Sept. 5. Second degree criminal mischief Report of fence and fence post damaged at 657 Nagel Road, Sept. 4. Second degree wanton endangerment, menacing Report of juvenile became aggressive with teacher at alternative school and thew soap in her face at 5516 Alexandria Pike, Sept. 6. Suspicious activity Report of neighbor video taping person's front door and porch at 5479 Four Mile Road, Sept. 2. Report of windows of residence found opened at 2882 Fender Road, Sept. 3. Report of trees and patches of grass died on property where property boundary is in dispute at 12403 Hissem Road, Sept. 5. Theft Report of credit card information taken and used to make online purchases at 9092 Oak Lane, Sept. 6. Theft by deception including cold checks Report of bad check written to basement company at 9682 Echo Hills Drive, Aug. 29. Report of woman scammed man out of an ATV without paying for it at 7807 Alexandria Pike, Sept. 4. Theft of mail matter Report of mail taken from mailbox at 9594 Indian Trace Road, Sept. 4. Third degree burglary Report of tools taken from residence at 7923 Licking Pike, Sept. 2. Report of garage door forced open and metal and garden equipment taken at 7923 Licking Pike, Sept. 4. Third degree criminal mischief

Report of glass patio door busted out by rock at 9536 Echo Hills, Sept. 5.

FORT THOMAS Arrests/citations Delbert Sanders, 32, 44 Hollywoods No. 2, warrant at Alexandria Pike, Sept. 19. Anthony Murray, 36, 309 Washington, DUI at 1000 South Fort Thomas Ave., Sept. 20. Tobias Myers, 26, 206 East 10Th St., public intoxication at Mitchell Hill, Sept. 21. William Dickinson III, 0, 1000 South Fort Thomas Ave., careless driving, failure to maintain insurance, DUI at 1000 South Fort Thomas Ave., Sept. 21. Lillie Ream, 20, 63 Lumley, DUI at 100 Memorial Parkway, Sept. 23. Scott Liggett, 28, 51 Sheridan Drive, warrant at Sheridan Avenue, Sept. 24.

Incidents/investigations Theft of motor vehicle registration At 236 Highland Ave., Sept. 19.

NEWPORT Arrests/citations Nathan Darenkamp, 40, 1036 Hamlet St., fourth degree assault, first degree unlawful imprisonment at Hamlet Alley, Sept. 24. Donald Lynam II, 20, 317 Thornton St., theft by unlawful taking at 160 Pavilion Parkway, Sept. 24. Michael Carson, 33, 7 Stonegate Drive, theft by unlawful taking at 160 Pavilion Parkway, Sept. 23. Stephanie Mays, 27, 522 West 10Th St. Apt. 2, public intoxication, fourth degree assault at 10th St., Sept. 23. Timothy Chambers, 49, 637 Park Ave., first degree possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence at Park Avenue, Sept. 21. Joe Underwood, 62, 1570 Saint Leger Place, theft by unlawful taking at 648 Park Ave., Sept. 20. Marco Heard, 26, 5331 Laconia Ave., first degree possession of

a controlled substance, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at Central Ave., Sept. 10. Scott Collins, 39, 61 Sagebrush Lane, receiving stolen property, obscuring the identity of a machine at Licking Pike, Sept. 8. James Nicholas, 48, 10106 Fawns Rd, public intoxication, second degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, third degree criminal mischief, third degree assault at 200 Riverboat Row, Sept. 8. Miyoshi Flowers, 19, 17 Back St., second degree criminal possession of a forged instrument at 82 Carothers Road, Sept. 7.

Incidents/investigations Tampering with physical evidence At 320 Eighth St., Sept. 1. Theft by unlawful taking At 1301 Monmouth St., Sept. 21. At 1601 Monmouth St., Sept. 20. At Newport Shopping Center, Sept. 18. At 1301 Monmouth St., Sept. 18. At 1 Levee Way, Sept. 15. At 1 Levee Way, Sept. 15. At 130 Pavilion Parkway, Sept. 12. At 1301 Monmouth St., Sept. 12. Theft by unlawful taking, theft of controlled substance At 700 York St., Sept. 16. Incidents/investigations Theft by unlawful taking At 20 Retreat St., Aug. 29. Theft by unlawful taking from auto At 2507 Alexandria Pike, Aug. 29.

SOUTHGATE Arrests/citations Michael Redman II, 51, 3821 Canyon Court 3B, warrant at Moock Road, Sept. 14.

Incidents/investigations Second degree burglary At 386 Linden Ave., Sept. 14. Theft or property lost or mislaid At Woodland Hills Drive, Sept. 22. Third degree criminal mischief At 60 Fox Chase Drive, Sept. 21.

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DEATHS Linda L. Bryant, 63, of Dayton, died Sept. 16, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She worked as a hairdresser in the Newport area for more than 40 years. Survivors include her brother, David Daniel of Cincinnati; sister, Sandy Munninghoff of Alexandria; three nephews; and three nieces. Memorials: American Diabetes Foundation, 1701 North Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311.

Sue Budde Sue H. Budde, 65, of Villa Hills, died Sept. 21, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. Sue was interested in the stock market, and was a member of an investing club and St. Joseph Church in Crescent Springs. Her husband, David Carlin, died previously. Survivors include her son, Ken Budde II of Bellevue and many friends. Burial was at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Wounded Warriors Foundation, 33735 Snickersville Turnpike, Suite 201, P.O. Box 309 Bluemont, Va. 20135.

Greene Clay Greene B. Clay, 74, of Fort Thomas, died Friday, Sept., 21, at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Cincinnati. He served in the Navy and was a member of the Church of Christ in Cincinnati. A brother, James Edward Clay and a sister, Nancy Clay Turner, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Jean Turner Clay of Fort Thomas; daughter, Phyllis Clark of Wilder; brothers, Ernest and Buddy, both of Atlanta; sisters, Martha McArthur of Memphis, Tenn., Lois Irene Morris and Betty Jo Jones, both of Austin, Ind., and Brenda Maybee of Indianapolis; and two grandchildren. Interment was at Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate. Memorials: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Ave., North West Washington, DC 20420.

Survivors include his wife, Eileen Turner Combs of Alexandria; son, Curt Combs of Alexandria; brother, Roscoe “Shack” Combs of Highland Heights; and three grandchildren. Interment was at Oakland Cemetery in Grants Lick, Ky.

Randall Frazer Randall “Randy” William Frazer, 57, of Hamilton, Ohio, died Sept. 19, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a machinist for Andrews Laser Works in Wilder. Survivors include his mother, Violet Frazer of Cold Spring; sister, Diana Fell of Cold Spring; and many nieces and nephews. Interment was in Alexandria Cemetery in Alexandria. Memorials: Campbell County Animal Shelter, 1898 Poplar Ridge Road, Alexandria, KY 41001.

James Harris James Leighton Harris Sr., 77, of Dayton, died Sept. 20, 2012. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict, a fork lift operator with Kroger, a member of the East Dayton Baptist Church in Dayton, and enjoyed bowling and fishing. Survivors include his daughters, Vickie Duffy, Deborah Harris, Juanita Schwed, Delores Harris and Della Kemper; sons, James L. Harris Jr., Matthew W.

E. Mitchell Combs, 82, of Alexandria, died Sept. 15, 2012. He was a member of Fairlane Baptist Church where he served as deacon for 40 years. A brother, Manuel Combs, died previously.

Harris, brother, William W. Harris Sr.; sister, Dorothy Kaul; 18 grandchildren; and many greatgrandchildren. Burial was in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North in Williamstown, Ky. Memorials: East Dayton Baptist Church, 1123 Third Ave. Dayton, KY 41074.

Janet Hewling Janet E. Hewling, 87, of Fort Thomas, died Sept. 19, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a 54-year cafeteria worker at Highlands High School, and a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Newport and numerous organizations. Her husband, Frank and a daughter, Kathy Ries, died previously. Survivors include her daugh-

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LEGAL NOTICE CITY OF HIGHLAND HEIGHTS PUBLIC HEARING The City of Highland Heights City Council will conduct a Public Hearing on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 7:00pm at the City Building 176 Johns Hill Road. The specific purpose of the Public Hearing is to discuss and consider adding the waste and recycling fees on the City’s tax bills. The public is invited. If there is a need for the City to be aware of a specific disability, you are encouraged to contact the City Building at 859-4418575 so that suitable arrangements can be considered prior to the date of the meeting. The City Office is open MondayFriday 9:00am to 5:00pm. The City will make every reasonable accommodation to assist a qualified disabled person in obtaining access to the meeting. Jean A. Rauf, Clerk/Treasurer CMC 8629 Legal Notice The Newport Board of Adjustments will hold a public hearing on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. in the Newport Municipal Complex, 998 Monmouth Street, Newport, Kentucky. The hearing will be held for interested parties to hear and present evidence relative to the following agenda items: BA-12-16 835 Maple Avenue, Newport, KY The applicant is requesting a 25’ rear yard variance to construct a carport Requested by: Mike Frabetti BA-12- 17 401 Keturah Street, Newport, KY The Applicant is requesting a 10’ front yard variance to construct an addition to an existing church Requested by: Norris and Dierkers Architects/ Mark Dierkers Inquiries regarding this public hearing should be addressed to: J. Gregory Tulley AICP Planning and Development Director City of Newport 998 Monmouth Street Newport, Kentucky 41071 859-292-3637 1728963

Elizabeth Schulte Elizabeth Wagoner Schulte, 90, of Bellevue, died Sept. 23, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Florence. She was a homemaker, and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxilary in Alexandria and Alexandria Homemakers. Her husband, Clifford William Schulte; daughters, Pamela

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CITY OF HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KENTUCKY ORDINANCE NO. 15-2012 AN ORDINANCE ENACTING AND ADOPTING A SUPPLEMENT TO THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KENTUCKY WHEREAS, American LegaI Publishing Corporation-of Cincinnati, Ohio, has .completed the 2012 S-20 supplement to the Code of Ordinances of the City of Highland Heights, which supplement contains all ordinances of a general nature enacted since the prior supplement to the Code of Ordinances of this municipality; and WHEREAS, Said American Legal Publishing Corporation of Cincinnati, Ohio has recommended the revision or addition· of certain sections of the Code of Ordinances which are based on or make references to sections of the Kentucky Code; WHEREAS, it is the intent of Council to accept these updated sections in accordance with the changes of the law of the Commonwealth of Kentucky; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KENTUCKY AS FOLLOWS: Section I That the 2012 S-20 supplement to the Code of Ordinances ofthe City of Highland Heights, Kentucky, as submitted by American Legal Publishing Corporation of Cincinnati, Ohio, and as attached hereto, be and the same is hereby adopted by reference as if set out in its entirety. Section II That this Ordinance shall be signed by the Mayor, attested by the City Clerk/Treasurer and recorded. Same shall be in effect at the earliest time provided by law. First reading this 4th day of September, 2012. Second reading this 18th day of September, 2012.

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Henry Konstantinow, 91, of Crestview, died Sept. 12, 2012, at the Alois Alzheimer’s Center in Cincinnati. He was a mechanical designer and checker with US Drillhead, a member of St. Joseph Church in Cold Spring, a volunteer at Lakeside Place Nursing Home and enjoyed the theater. He produced his first play at 16 years old in Poland and spoke nine languages fluently. His wife, Michalina, died previously. Survivors include his brother, Jan Konstantinow of Poland, and friend and caregiver, Alexandra Rekers of Crestview. Visitation will be 6-7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home in Fort Thomas. Memorial ser-

vice will immediately follow. Burial will be in St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas. Memorials: ALS Association Kentucky Chapter, 2807 Amsterdam Road, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017 or to the Northern Kentucky University Department of Theatre, Angel Fund - Henry Konstantinow, 205 Fine Art Center, Highland Heights, KY 41076.



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Pauline Deaton Pauline F. Deaton, 77, of Alexandria died Sept. 21, 2012. A son, Kenneth Deaton and brother, Paul Tirey, died previously. Survivors include her husband Marvin Deaton; children, Dennis Deaton and Diane Deaton; one grandchild. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017 or Healing Peace Ministries, 130 Tri County Parkway, Suite 205, Springdale, OH 45246.

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The City of Alexandria, in accordance with KRS Chapter 424, has the complete audit report, including financial statements and supplemental information, available for public inspection during normal business hours of 8am-4pm, Mon-Fri. A citizen can obtain a copy for his personal use at a charge not to exceed $0.25 per page. Honorable Mayor Members of City Council City of Alexandria, Kentucky


We have audited the accompanying financial statements of the governmental activities and each major fund of the City of Alexandria, Kentucky, as of and for the year ended June 30, 2012, which collectively comprise the City’s basic financial statements as listed in the table of contents. These financial statements are the responsibility of the City of Alexandria, Kentucky management. Our responsibility is to express opinions on these financial statements based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America and the standards applicable to financial audits contained in Government Auditing Standards, issued by the Comptroller General of the United States. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinions.

Michele Schulte and Rose Marie Wuilleumier; brother, George Wagoner, Wilbert Wagoner and Harvey Wagoner; and sister Caryl Jean Veeder, died previously. Survivors include her sister, Iris Hille; grandchildren; greatgrandchildren; and friend, Gail Forbus Yust. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

E. Thompson E. “Dorothy” Thompson, 92, of Erlanger, formerly of Covington, died Sept. 20, 2012, at the Hospice Center in Edgewood. She was known as “Granny,” “Miss Dottie,” and “Dot.” She was a clerk at Wentworth Grocery in Covington.

In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the respective financial position of the governmental activities and each major fund of the City of Alexandria, Kentucky, as of June 30, 2012, and the respective changes in financial position, thereof for the year then ended in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. In accordance with Government Auditing Standards, we have also issued our report dated September 20, 2012 on our consideration of the City of Alexandria, Kentucky’s internal control over financial reporting and on our tests of its compliance with certain provisions of laws, regulations, contracts, and grant agreements and other matters. The purpose of that report is to describe the scope of our testing of internal control over financial reporting and compliance and the results of that testing, and not to provide an opinion on the internal control over financial reporting or on compliance. That report is an integral part of an audit performed in accordance with Government Auditing Standards and should be considered in assessing the results of our audit. Accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America require that the management’s discussion and analysis and budgetary comparison information on pages 1 through 7 and pages 14 and 17 be presented to supplement the basic financial statements. Such information, although not a part the basic financial statements, is required by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, who considers it to be an essential part of financial reporting for placing the basic financial statements in an appropriate operational, economic, or historical context. We have applied certain limited procedures to the required supplementary information in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America, which consisted of inquires of management about the methods of preparing the information and comparing the information for consistency with management’s responses to our inquiries, the basic financial statements, and other knowledge we obtained during our audit of the basic financial statements. We do not express an opinion or provide any assurance on the information because the limited procedures do not provide us with sufficient evidence to express an opinion or provide any assurance.

Her husband, John Thompson; sister, Georgia Kern; brothers, Vola and Bill Hughes; and two daughters, Penny Hungler and Dianna Bergelt, died previously Survivors include by her daughters, Vicki Adams of Erlanger, and Pamela Shipe and Donna Thompson, both of Newport; 11 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice Facility, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Vernetta Vater Vernetta Faye Vater, 94, of Alexandria, died Sept. 24, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. Her husband, James R. Vater Jr., died previously. Survivors include her son, Danny Vater of West Chester, Ohio; daughter, Peggy Vater of Alexandria; sister, Novenda

Colvin; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. Interment was in the Plum Creek Cemetery. Memorials: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Jerry Watkins Jerry Lee Watkins Jr., 37, of Newport, KY, died Sept. 21, 2012, at St. Elizabeth. A brother, James Watkins, and two sisters, Shannon Watkins and BJ Lykins, died previously. Survivors include his parents, Jerry and Tracy Watkins; brothers, John Watkins and Chauncy Watkins; and sisters, Jaimie Watkins, Jerrica Cuneo, Shauna Watkins and Amy Watkins. Burial was at Peach Grove Cemetery.

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Municipal Road Aid Fund

Charlie Battery Fund

$1,117,106 $11,997

$34,037 -

$7,372 -

$158,032 ($11,997)

$1,316,547 -

$22,968 $246,399 $253,457 $7,436 $25,643 $1,685,006

97,368 $131,405


$494,653 $640,688

$22,968 $246,399 $253,457 $599,457 $25,643 $2,464,471

$161,566 $22,969 24,816

$80,713 -


$525 $494,653 -

$242,804 $517,622 $24,816












$50,692 -


$145,510 -

$50,692 $145,510 $2,077



7,372 -


$7,372 $10,743

$41,225 $1,395,967




$41,225 $1,395,967

Total Fund Balances






Total Liabilities and Fund Balances






Assets Cash and Cash Equivalents Due from (to) Other Funds Accounts Receivable Property Taxes Insurance Taxes Payroll & Occupational Taxes Other Receivables Prepaid Expenses Total Assets Liabilities and Fund Balances Liabilities Accounts Payable Deferred Revenues Other Accrued Expenses Total Liabilities Fund Balances Nonspendable Prepaid Express Restricted for: Municipal Road Aid Fund Balance Sewer Fund Balance Police Forfeiture Cash Committed for: Charley Battery Fund Balance Planning & Zoning Cash Assigned Insurance Fund Cash Unassigned

General Fund

Sewer Fund

CITY OF ALEXANDRIA, KENTUCKY BALANCE SHEET GOVERNMENTAL FUNDS June 30, 2012 Revenues Taxes Licenses and Permits Fines and Forfeitures Other Revenue Earnings on Investments Intergovernmental Revenue Charges for Services Total Revenues Expenditures Current: General Government Police Public Works Waste Collection Planning & Inspection Park & Recreation Miscellaneous Debt Service Principal Interest Capital Outlay Total Expenditures Excess (Deficit) of Revenues Over Expenditures

General Fund

Municipal Road Aid Fund

Charlie Battery Fund

Sewer Fund

Total Governmental Funds

Total Governmental Funds

$3,249,797 $44,152 $19,398 $56,227 $3,332 $93,187 $518,177

$13,019 $256,423 -

$100 -

$8,027 $45,334

$3,449,797 $44,152 $19,398 $69,346 $11,359 $349,610 $563,511






$734,901 $1,769,357 $579,541 $442,354 $21,011 $20,392 -

$361,097 -



$734,901 $1,769,357 $940,638 $442,354 $21,011 20,392 $1,951

$31,980 $556 $208,928



$7,230 -

7,786 $208,928 208,928











Fund Balances July 1, 2011






Fund Balances June 30, 2012






The City of Alexandria, in accordance with KRS Chapter 424, has the complete audit report, including financial statements and supplemental information, available for public inspection during normal business hours of 8am-4pm, Mon-Fri. A citizen can obtain a copy for his personal use at a charge not to exceed $0.25 per page. CE-1001729341-01

N E W P O R T COMMISSIONERS ORDINANCE NO. O-2012-019 AN OF ORDINANCE THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE CITY NEWPORT, OF K E N T U C K Y A M E N D I N G SECTION 37.047 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES CONCERNING THE AMOUNT OF THE ANNUAL O C C U PAT I O N A L LICENSE FEE. Section 37.047 of the Code of Ordinances was changed as follows. § 37.047 C O M P U TAT I O N OF LICENSE FEE FOR WORK OR SERVICES P E R F O R M E D INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE CITY. (5) Any employer wishing to forego the record keeping outlined above may pay a flat fee of $50 per quarter. Any agreement must also be attested to in writing by the owner of a business and the Chief Financial Officer. The above r e f e r e n c e d ordinance was adopted 9/24/12, signed by Jerry Peluso, Mayor, and attested to by the City Clerk who hereby certifies that the summary is true and correct and the full text is available for review at 998 Monmouth Street. - Amy Able, City Clerk The undersigned, an attorney licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, has certified the preparation of this summary as an accurate depiction of the contents of the Ordinance. Daniel R. Braun, City Attorney CE-1001729649-01

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CITY OF ALEXANDRIA PLANNING COMMISSION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING All interested persons please take notice that the City of Alexandria Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at the Commission’s regularly scheduled meeting beginning at 7:00 pm at the Alexandria City Building, 8236 West Main Street, Alexandria, Kentucky 41001. The purpose of the Public Hearing is to hear and gather evidence and public comment regarding a proposed zoning map amendment for 13.05 acres of real estate owned by HKF Trust, located between State Route 10 (East Main Street) and Persimmon Grove Pike, south of the Country Grove subdivision, and north of the Sanitation District treatment plant. Grandview Road intersects State Route 10 north of the subject property; and Brookwood Drive intersects State Route 10 south of the subject property. The 13.05 acre parcel is part of Property Valuation Administrator’s (PVA) PIDN 99999-25-933.01 (the PVA has the property location for the entire parcel listed as ’FLAGG SPRINGS PIKE’, and the legal description for the entire parcel as ’PT LOT 4 & LOT 2 JOHN STROUBE ESTATE ’). The subject real estate is part of a larger parcel proposed to be developed as Whistler’s Pointe subdivision. The entire Whistler’s Pointe subdivision parcel is a total of 36.4 acres; most of which is zoned ’City’ Residential One-D (R-1D). The subject 13.05 acres of the property has remained zoned ’County’ Residential One-C (R-1C) since it was annexed into the City of Alexandria several years ago. This public hearing is being held pursuant to the City’s Resolution 2012-09, which requested the Alexandria Planning Commission to hold a public hearing and make a recommendation as to the appropriate zoning for the 13.05 acres such that all of the Whistler’s Pointe subdivision property would be zoned ’City’ R-1D so that the property can be developed according to the proposed plans for the subdivision. After the public hearing, the Planning Commission will make recommendations to the Alexandria City Council as to whether the rezoning amendment shall be approved or disapproved; and shall state the reasons for its recommendations. The Public Hearing shall be conducted according to Kentucky State Law and Alexandria City Ordinances, and any person is invited to attend and submit written and/or verbal comment (written comment and evidence shall be submitted at or before the public hearing so it may lawfully be made part of the record). A copy of the proposed text amendment and further information is available for review at the Alexandria City Building at the above address, and arrangements may be made to view the materials by calling (859) 6354125. /s/ Michael A. Duncan Michael A. Duncan, attorney For Ziegler & Schneider, P.S.C., Alexandria City Attorneys 29610

Notice to Bidders City of Newport, Kentucky Construction of a Storm Water Detention Pond South of 19th Street, Newport, Kentucky The City of Newport, will receive KY sealed bids until October 18, 2012 at 2:00 p.m., local time, at which time they will be opened and read aloud in the City Building’s Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor of Monmouth 998 Street, Newport, KY 41071, for the construction of a Storm Detention Water Pond south of 19th Street, Newport, Kentucky. All bids must be sealed and clearly marked “Storm Water Detention Pond Bids” and shall be addressed to the City of Newport, Attn: City Clerk Amy Able, 998 Monmouth Street, Newport, KY 41071. Plans and specifications for this work are available from James W. Berling Engineering, PLLC, 1671 Park Road, Suite One, Fort Wright, Kentucky 41011, at a cost of $50 per set. All Bids must be accompanied by a Bid Bond in the amount of 5% of the bid. The successful bidder will be required to provide a performance bond in the amount of one percent hundred (100%) of the bid. The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids and accept the lowest and best bid. Published: October 4, 2012 in the Campbell County Recorder 1001729578 LEGAL NOTICE Neighborhood Foundations will close their Section 8 waiting list at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 4th. No further applications will be accepted after this date until further notice. 9114